Stirlingshire is a county of Scotland. Its county town is the historic city of Stirling. It is made up of the council areas of Stirling, a mostly rural and scenic area, and Falkirk, a less rural and more populated area.
Stirling and greater Stirlingshire are located centrally within Scotland, and Edinburgh and Glasgow are both within easy reach; less than an hour by car or train. Good access is provided to the north of Scotland by rail from Stirling. Part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park falls with the regions borders.
In the past some people from Northern Stirlingshire spoke the language Perthshire Gaelic. Whilst Scottish Gaelic is still spoken, this dialect has become extinct.
One of the landmarks in Stirlingshire is the Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat lift on the outskirts of Falkirk connecting the Forth and Clyde canals. It was opened in 2002, and its innovative design makes it a memorable sight. Open daily from 10AM to 5.30PM.
There is also the famous Stirling Castle.
Stirlingshire has a large number of beautiful lochs including the famous Loch Lomond.